Shoot, may have gotten you confused with @chicken danz, as far as that visit. I'm not wanting to buy chicks from TSC anymore. Lol
I'm south of you in Winfield, not that far to drive. It depends on what you're looking for as to whether I would have it or not. I'm still hatching & still filling orders at the moment but may have a few extras here or there or could hatch some for you if you aren't opposed to waiting.
Needing some input.
Its been a Happy and sad day here both.
The happy side of things is the eggs are starting to hatch today....
Now to the sad bad...
Something hit main group of birds today, however the only thing we can find are spots where feathers are. No blood, bodies, bones or any other signs of the birds.
Haven't taken a full count yet but appears we have lost at least 8 birds.
Sea bright roo, cochin bantam roo, barred rock, 2 buffs, 3 americanas.
Any input on what my predator is? this was a daytime attack, probably early this morning around 8ish.
Thanks everyone in advance.
I'm sorry for your loss. I think it could have been a fox, usually coyotes don't come out during the day unless they're really hungry or have little ones to feed. I would say it was one or the other though rather than any other predator since they took them with them & you only found feathers.
Trish I have to disagree. Before I had dogs to protect the flock all my coyote attacks were in broad daylight. Especially when that years pups were learning to hunt. I stood and watched them grab chickens and run with them. I couldn't get to the gun fast enough to stop it.
Let me further clarify. It may have bene because the birds were locked up at night and free ranging during the day. But coyotes do hunt both at night and during the day.
Edited by chicken danz - 5/15/16 at 10:33am